Elorde grandson KOs Thai foe in Pacquiao-Matthysse undercard

first_imgHe’s back: Djokovic tops Nadal to reach 5th Wimbledon final Elorde floored Sawangsoda thrice in the third round.After the Sawangsoda mustered enough strength to get back on his feet after the second knockdown, Elorde went for the finish and a crushing right did the trick, prompting the referee to stop the fight at the 2:58 mark.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’The 31-year-old Elorde improved to 26-1 with 14 knockouts while Sawangsoda, who has 12 wins, absorbed his third loss. Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team KUALA LUMPUR — Juan Miguel Elorde got things going for the Filipinos with an impressive win in the curtain raiser of The Fight of Champions card Sunday morning at Axiata Arena here.The grandson of the great Gabriel “Flash” Elorde needed only three rounds to dispose of Thailand’s Ratchanon Sawangsoda in their junior featherweight bout.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextcenter_img MOST READ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial beginslast_img read more

Blizzard Bike Club ready to open season

first_imgTurbo training classes will be taking place at Ferris Fast Cycles, and will begin Tuesday, Feb.28, with the second session being held on Thursday, March.1.After a couple training sessions, the Club will be holding the first race of the 2012 season. Racers will begin this year’s season on Sunday, March.4 in a Baldonnel pavement road race.The race will begin at the Baldonnel School, and will run 18 km to the paved road and back. The race will begin at 2 p.m. and racers should expect a crisp -2 degrees.- Advertisement -The next race will be held on March.11.This year the Blizzard Bike Club will be celebrating its 30th year in existence, as cycling enthusiasts started it back in 1983.last_img read more

Evacuation order lifted for Charlie Lake, alert still in place

first_imgCHARLIE LAKE, B.C. — The evacuation order in Charlie Lake has been lifted. However, an alert is still in place for.281 Road south of Highway 29N including Joyce Avenue and Jensen Avenue279 Road south of Highway 29N including Koop Road up to the boundary of Tea CreekThere is a chance an evacuation order could go back into place.For more information, contact the Peace River Regional District at 250 784-4838 or 250 784-3200.- Advertisement –last_img

Kenya up five places in FIFA rankings

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars players celebrate Ovella Ochieng’s first half goal against Zanzibar during the CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup final on December 17, 2017. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 21- Harambee Stars’ positive ending to the year has continued after they rose five places in the latest FIFA rankings released on Thursday, moving to 106th from a low of 111 during the last set of rankings.Save for the CECAFA Senior Challenge, Kenya has not played any international ties and of all the CECAFA games played only results against Libya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Burundi would count as Zanzibar is not recognized as a full FIFA member. Kenya won against Rwanda (2-0) and Tanzania (1-0) in the group stages, drew 0-0 with Libya and beat Burundi 1-0 after extra time in the semi-finals.Despite dropping one place to 75th, Uganda remains the best placed African country followed by Kenya and Rwanda.Burundi are down four places to 142, Ethiopia up two places to 143, Tanzania down five places to 147 while South Sudan are down one place to 153.Meanwhile, the African top three has not changed with Senegal, Cameroon and Egypt retaining their slots as the best three African countries.Rwanda is Africa’s best mover having gone seven places up to rank at 113th, much thanks to their home and away victory over Ethiopia in the African nations Championship (CHAN) qualifier last month.Libya is Africa’s biggest dropper having gone down 11 places to 88th.The top five worldwide hasn’t changes as well with Germany, Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium still ranked as the world’s best five teams.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Miss Navajo contestants must think sharp

first_imgBeauty is very much internal, Luther says. What Navajos perceive as beautiful might not be beautiful to others, he said. “It’s having the knowledge of your culture, it’s having respect for your mothers and grandmothers, it’s the language, fluency. As we say, that’s harmony, that’s what we strive for,” said Luther, 32, who is Navajo, Laguna and Hopi. Luther’s documentary follows Crystal Frazier, a now-23-year-old Table Mesa resident, on her quest to become Miss Navajo during the 2005 pageant. Held each year during the Navajo Nation Fair in Window Rock, Ariz., the pageant takes contestants of all shapes and sizes through skill and talent tests, and quizzes them on tribal government and Navajo beliefs. For Frazier, a self-described introvert who raised chickens as a hobby, her insecurities centered on her ability to speak Navajo, an Athabascan language that long had been passed down orally. ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – When competitors head off for the weeklong Miss Navajo Nation pageant, they bring along their evening gowns, jewelry, high heels, public speaking skills – and butcher knives. On the nation’s largest Indian reservation, where tradition reigns, contestants are required to speak their native language, make fry bread and butcher a sheep, the animal that represents life to the Navajos. “The pageant really gets people’s interest because they say, `Oh my gosh, a pageant where you butcher sheep,”‘ said Billy Luther, a documentary filmmaker. “But I think people walk away learning the Navajo way of life and how much the Navajo people respect women.” Luther, whose mother was crowned Miss Navajo in 1966, offers a different take on what it means to be beautiful in his first feature-length documentary, “Miss Navajo,” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and is airing on PBS’s Independent Lens. A panel made up of former Miss Navajos greets the contestants in one part of the film with the intent of finding out whether the girls truly know their native language. Frazier blanks on her turn. She wants the question repeated in English. “I was just a deer in headlights,” said Frazier, who was Miss Northern Navajo in 2004-05. “I remember being in the room and being in awe of seeing formal titleholders. You feel the pressure, and you see all the lights from the cameras, and you just freak. I remember I didn’t even hear a word.” The queen’s panel was added in 2005 at the insistence of Sunni Dooley, 1982-83 Miss Navajo. “They know they are supposed to talk Navajo, but as you saw in the pageant, a lot of them entered without knowing their language,” said Dooley, a storyteller from Vanderwagon. “They probably had memorized their clan, where they came from, who their parents are and who their grandparents are.” What the judges wanted seemed simple enough: Give directions to your house. The pageant began in 1952 as something of a popularity contest, with the winner crowned based on audience applause. And until the early 1960s, two Miss Navajos were named; a traditional one, and “one who looked like Jackie Kennedy,” Dooley says. Now only one queen is named, and the contest is open to any Navajo woman age 18 to 25 who is single and meets other contest requirements, such as having a high school diploma or GED and no children. Faced with a dwindling number of contestants, Dooley and other former Miss Navajos created a nonprofit group in Arizona this year to address how to make the pageant last. “I think whoever wins that pageant, they can say, `Yeah, not only did I compete against 110 girls but I can butcher a sheep with one hand,”‘ Dooley jokes.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

GOLF NEWS: NAIRN AND PORTNOO TO HOST FREE JUNIOR COACHING

first_imgWe hope all members are by now acquainted with our new website which is a lot easier to negotiate and has all the information required, and we welcome all overseas visitors to our site who might like to come to Narin & Portnoo Golf Club and play one of the best Links Courses in the North West of Ireland.Our Ulster Fourball Team made their exit from the competition last Sunday when they were unable to overturn the advantage that Portrush gained in the away leg.Nevertheless they put in a great effort in the competition and thanks to Frank McGinley and his team for representing the Club with distinction. Daragh Lyons will be holding Free Junior Coaching open to all Age 10 to 16 years every Friday at 5pm No Equipment Required.The Pro-Shop is fully stocked with all Narin & Portnoo crested clothing from shirts, sweaters, waterproofs, a large selection of shoes clubs to suit all and all other requirements for the golfer, if you think your game is a bit off Daragh will give you a lesson and there is also a full club repair service available.Results Sunday July 3rd 1st Shane Whittington (14) 36pts b.o.t., 2nd Gerald Mc Dwyer (11) 36pts, 3rd Harold Reid (8) 34pts, Front Nine Patrick A Gallagher 20pts, Back Nine Seamus Byrne 20pts Fixtures Sunday 10th July Single Stableford sponsored by Dolmen CentreGOLF NEWS: NAIRN AND PORTNOO TO HOST FREE JUNIOR COACHING was last modified: July 4th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Tax plan’s mortgage changes setting off political tiff

first_img “I would not be so cynical as to say it helps the red states more than the blue states, but if you look where the prices are really high, it’s where the blue states are,” said Daniel Blake, director of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University, Northridge. So here are three basic questions about this tax credit proposal: Will the mortgage credit be available for owners of houses costing more than the FHA loan limit in their community? Will owners of homes costing more than the FHA limit be able to take the interest credit up to the loan limit? If the answer to the last question is yes, just how the heck will the credit be computed? Turns out there’s no basic answer, at least not now. Tara Bradshaw, spokeswoman for the tax advisory panel, could not find anyone in the federal government who could answer those questions Friday. She did know that more details will be forthcoming when the full report is released Nov. 1. That will go to the secretary of the treasury, who will review it and pull out a final set of recommendations that will be sent to President George W. Bush. The White House is not tipping its hand. “We’re not going to prejudge a set of recommendations we have yet to receive over here. But the president is dedicated to increasing homeownership in the country,” said White House spokesman Ken Lisaius. Critics wonder how taking away the mortgage interest deduction will encourage someone to invest in a house. Freddie Mac, the mortgage giant that got its charter from Congress in 1970, can’t take a position on this hot political issue, a spokeswoman said. But it did crunch some numbers that might turn up the heat on proponents of the credit. The FHA loan limit averages about $300,000 nationwide. This year, 42 percent of mortgages issued by lenders were for homes costing more than $300,000. So it looks like the panel’s recommendation will have a broad impact. Expect intense lobbying efforts against the proposal by real estate-related trade associations. Dustin Hobbs, spokesman for the California Mortgage Bankers Association, said that the group is still trying to digest what the tax panel served up. It’s not going down easy. Home sales are on record levels, so why mess with a good thing? “We’re not too supportive,” Hobbs said. “We believe that the deduction, the way it’s set up right now, fosters homeownership.” Robert Kleinhenz, deputy chief economist at the California Association of Realtors, thinks this proposal will go where others like it went. Nowhere. “It won’t get out of the starting blocks,” he said. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Now that the President’s Advisory Panel on Tax Reform recommends eliminating the big home-buying carrot, this much is clear. The real estate industry is seeing red and home buyers in California and other high-price areas are feeling blue. And the nonpartisan panel has set off what should be an intense political tiff. Early last week the panel released its plan for simplifying the complicated federal income tax code. Among the recommendations: eliminate the mortgage interest deduction and replace it with a 15 percent credit for mortgage interest paid during the year. That part sounds OK, since a credit is a dollar-for-dollar reduction in how much tax you owe. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week What doesn’t sound OK is that the size of the mortgage qualifying for a credit is limited to the Federal Housing Administration loan limit. In Los Angeles County, the limit is $312,895. Houses here cost a lot more than that. The median price in September for a house in the county – be it new, used, single-family or condo, was $494,000, according to DataQuick Information Systems. In the Valley it was $545,000 for a previously owned house or condo, said the Southland Regional Association of Realtors. Still unclear is just what impact this will have in high-cost markets. last_img read more

Sadness at sudden passing of well-known fisherman

first_imgThe small fishing community of Downings is today coming to terms with the sudden loss of popular local fisherman, Garret Boyce.The Skipper reports his passing occurred on-board the McBride Fishing Company owned, MFV ‘Peadar Elaine II’, sometime before 4.00am on Saturday morning.The boat was fishing crab in the North Sea over the Christmas period and Mr Boyce was due to return home on December 27th. The late Mr Boyce, 44, had been a lifelong employee of McBride Fishing Company; joining the company in the 90’s and fishing on both the ‘Peadar Elaine’ and ‘Peadar Elaine II’.Hugh McBride, from the McBride Fishing Co, today described him as a valuable and much-loved member of the crew.The thoughts and prayers of all in our community go out to all his family, friends, his crewmates and the McBride Fishing Co at this difficult time.Sadness at sudden passing of well-known fisherman was last modified: December 27th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DowningsfishermanGarret Boycelast_img read more

Messi will reverse his decision to retire, says Luis Suarez

first_imgUruguay striker Luis Suarez believes that Argentina star and his Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi will reverse his decision to quit international football.Messi called time on his international career in the immediate aftermath of Argentina’s defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario final. It was the third time in three successive years that Messi and Argentina failed to grab a major trophy, losing to Germany in the 2014 FIFA World Cup followed by Chile in the Copa America final last year. (Also read: Maradona urges Messi to shelve plans to quit Argentina) The Barcelona star was left in tears having missed his penalty in the shootout, but several high-profile figures in Argentina, including the nation’s president Mauricio Macri and Diego Maradona, have urged the 29-year-old not to go through with his decision. (Messi fails to match Maradona success in Argentina shirt )”I’m sure that he will change his mind, but whatever he decides he will still be the best ever. Knowing Leo, I’m sure it was said in a moment of sadness and helplessness,” Suarez was quoted as saying by Radio Tenfield of Uruguay on Tuesday. (Fans, president, Maradona want Messi to reconsider retirement )”It would be a shame for football if he took this decision, but I’m sure he will reconsider and change his mind. It’s a difficult time. Everyone has the right to make decisions and they should be respected.”Argentina, the second most successful nation at the Copa America with 14 titles, thus continue their 23-year wait to win a major tournament. Their last triumph was in 1993 when they won the Copa America title.advertisementThe defeat was rendered even more poignant for Argentina fans as Messi announced his retirement. The announcement brought down the curtains on an international career which started in 2005.last_img read more